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  1. VA Boarding of BSN Nurse with 10 years experience
    Sounds normal to me--I was counting at 400-some days and have known the day count ever since! Now I'm heading rapidly toward double-digits...here comes freedom again!
    8:47 am
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  2. Patient Abandonment
    Do you have malpractice insurance? This is one of those times you're going to want someone on your side in the legal arena.
    Sep 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Army Nursing: All Good Things Must Come To An End
    Actually, even us 20-something "babies" mind!
    Sep 20
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  4. Is per diem nights fairly manageable for non-night owls?
    One of the worst things you can do for your health is vary the time of day that you sleep. If you don't do well with nights to begin with, taking a PRN night job where you'll never actually adjust...
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Pregnant Oncology Nurse
    I had a coworker who became pregnant while working oncology. She was granted charge nurse duty and took care of the (clean) med-surg patients that occasionally landed on our floor. It all depends...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  6. Too physically weak- scared to do nursing?
    The thing to keep in mind about the physical demands (especially if you're petite) is that you never go it alone. The act of lifting or transferring a patient alone is not only a hazard to your...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Hello!  New oncology CNA.
    Welcome! Even before you start asking questions, feel free to peruse this board's old threads for information. I recall a CNA previously asking questions about what to expect and pay attention to...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  8. Hypoxia? Besides raising head of bed & giving O2?
    What disease process are we talking about here? Do you have standing orders for O2 in an event like this? Are there PRN orders for nebulizer or inhaler treatments? Of course, if you have folks...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. How Do I Become a Military Nurse?
    Well, my username should be a strong hint... OP, the only branch that doesn't have a medical corps is the Marines. They use Navy personnel (corpsmen, nurses, etc) for all of their medical needs.
    Sep 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  10. IV's
    Are there actual clinical indicators that the IV is bad? Does the patient want the IV re-started regardless? What are the surrounding details to your scenario?
    Sep 15
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  11. How Do I Become a Military Nurse?
    1. Your age is fine. You're nowhere near the upper limit. 2. The physical requirements are doable, period. If you're in any way athletic, you should be fine. The standards for each service are...
    Sep 15
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  12. YES! Nurses Rock! BUT...
    This is a reality in any workforce, nursing or otherwise. Welcome to the adult world. However, the poor attitudes of some nurses don't diminish the overall excellence of the profession. I'd...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Completely heartbroken over unethical instructor
    What "minor" mistakes did you make? It's tough to claim unfair treatment when the details provided are scant. Also, you're not above the night shift, even if you're not a night person. Forcing...
    Sep 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Advice on Essay Q: Why did you choose nursing as a career?
    Uh...after "injuring" them, you mean? Agree with the previous posters. If you submit this essay, expect a letter of declination and a referral to a good psychologist.
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. I want to join the US Navy as a Nurse
    Government / Military Nursing First off, the above link is where you'll want to look around for answers. There are a ton of preexisting threads on this topic. Now, to answer your questions as...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  16. Denied because of small body?
    I was 5'1", 100lb when I started working as a CNA. I was 5'2", 105lb when I joined the Army. You'll be fine.
    Sep 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Do you think nursing programs can benefit from more rigorous prerequisites?
    OP, I think I understand what you're saying. Many colleges I looked into back in high school had watered-down sciences intended for nursing majors. They were courses that were a few notches down...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Any tips for "spasmy" veins?  Also, PIVs on chemo pts?
    With regards to your chemo patient, is there a reason you can't use the port?
    Sep 6
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  19. Unhealthy Habits of Nurses
    I didn't mean to come off as sounding offended by you personally, so I apologize for that. I guess I just have a sore spot from being told by numerous patients that I wouldn't understand what it's...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Should male nurses put the toilet seat down?
    You're right. Poop is trump in this game.
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. The Docs Who've Got Your Back
    I knew a cool doc once. He was very intelligent but incredibly unassuming and went by his first name--quite the outlier, especially in a military facility. Our first conversation went like this: ...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Army Nurse Corps and Medication?
    Some of those extra duties can be beneficial. Others...not so much. Getting tasked to plan the dining in or holiday ball aren't exactly nursing-related duties. While there's an argument for...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. Unhealthy Habits of Nurses
    As "some thin Barbie nurse" myself, I resent the implication that I'm somehow less than adequate to professionally and compassionately explain the importance of weight loss, diet and exercise to an...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Should male nurses put the toilet seat down?
    We had an issue with this at one of my previous duty stations. One of the younger guys had...let's just say really bad aim. Pretty much detonated the bathroom every time he used it and it made all...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Should I apply to Navy Nursing as a New Grad RN?
    You are going to need experience before any branch of the service will direct commission you at this time. Speak with a recruiter in the branch that you want to join for specifics on how much...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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